Casanova Championship

Casanova Champion

How It Started

To begin, Carlo’s passion for BBQ was ignited by watching his grandfather build a fire and carefully tend to the meat on the pit. He recognized these skills as an art form and knew that he would someday follow in his footsteps. After years of backyard practice, Carlo began to cook competitively and experiment with sauces, rubs, and technique. He has a knack for creating flavors suited for a variety of palettes; sweet heat, savory and robust, juicy and buttery.

We Cater

Aside from cooking competitively, Casanova BBQ caters for some of San Antonio and South Texas’ elite. No matter how large or small the function, Carlo will work hard to create a culinary experience for your family or guests. He uses only the highest quality meats and will assist in putting together the perfect menu for your next wedding, corporate event, graduation, birthday party, etc.
Call (210) 744-8545 to inquire about pricing and menus.

We Teach

Important to Carlo is his ability to give back to the community by paying forward his knowledge of BBQ. He voluntarily teaches classes to high school students around the state, sharing his expertise of cuts of meat and grilling techniques. He also teaches private and group classes for backyard novices and those looking to jump into the competitive circuit. If you are looking for the secrets of his craft, Carlo also teaches advanced classes to pitmasters looking to hone their skills.

We Compete

With a little luck and a lot of hard work, Carlo Casanova has made a name for himself in the world of competition BBQ. He has competitively cooked on the BBQ circuit for the past 10 years and has risen to become one of the best BBQ chefs in the state of Texas. With the acquisition of over 30 grand championships and countless other awards, he has contented with some of the best BBQ cooks around the country.

Casanova’s Competition Rub

Sold by REC TEC Grills

Carlo Casanova has become a household name on the BBQ competition circuit thanks to his 20+ Grand Champion trophies!

Now, Pitmaster Casanova shares his his award-winning rub with the REC TEC family.

This rub has a sweet heat that will help you produce championship caliber food.


Carlo’s sponsors include Rec Tec Grills, Lynd Company, South Texas Outfitters and Miller Lite. Rec Tec Grills recognized the flawless flavors in his competition rub and decided to bottle and market it. After selling out of the first lot, the rub is steadily sought after by amateurs and professional pitmasters from all over the country. This rub can transform your average chicken wings or enhance the savoriness of pork.